US Senator Graham: attacks on ships, pipelines in Gulf coordinated by Iran

He said top officials explained attacks were “coordinated and directed by the Iranian government, the ayatollah."
Wednesday 22/05/2019
US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to members of the media after a closed briefing for Senate members May 21, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP)
US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to members of the media after a closed briefing for Senate members May 21, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP)

WASHINGTON - Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the Iranian government and the ayatollah.

"They explained to us how the Iranian threat streams were different than in the past, that the attack on the ships and the pipeline was coordinated and directed by the Iranian government, the ayatollah," Graham told reporters.

(Reuters)